“I’m Not Fighting or Battling Cancer—It’s Fighting Me.”The “unpublished jottings” of Christopher Hitchens from his posthumous book, Mortality.
The Ruined TableHitchens’ ideal: cigarette butts, toppled wineglasses, dirty plates, and a cacophony of argument.
Goodbye, ComradeEvery Christmas, Hitchens would come to my house and argue ferociously with Henry Fairlie.
Hitchens Teaches Me About Every War in the WorldFred Kaplan on Hitch’s dizzying knowledge of international relations.
Hitchens Invites Me to BrunchAndrew Sullivan remembers his friend and fellow transplanted Englishman.
“Hitch, Did You Read My Novel?”Julian Barnes remembers an excruciating conversation with Christopher Hitchens.
Care To Meet for a Cheap Drink?For young D.C. journalists, nothing was headier than Hitchens’ boozy instruction in radical politics and literature.
A Cuban Dissident Remembers HitchensHe wrote a story about my husband and me in Vanity Fair, and never lost touch with us.
How Silly—and Happy—We WereWhat happened when I introduced Hitchens to my then-boyfriend Martin Amis.
The Hitch Remembered EverythingEvery word. Every detail. His memory was astonishing and devastating.
The Hitch at HayHis terrible standup comedy routine, along with the greatest performance of his lifetime.
Christopher Hitchens RememberedTributes to the journalist and intellectual from Julian Barnes, Anne Applebaum, James Fenton and others.
Why Hitchens Became an AmericanHis friend James Fenton explains Hitchens’ great love of the United States.
Brilliant ContrarianismA delightful spat between Hitchens and Conrad Black, who owned the magazine he worked for.